New Tricks

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All Music Guide - Fran├žois Couture
Despite this CD's title, the Bonzo Dog Band did not learn any new tricks. This is a compilation album -- another compilation, one might add. Repackagings of the Bonzos' songs surfaced regularly throughout the 1990s, the best remaining on the Rhino CD The Best of the Bonzo Dog Band. New Tricks has to its advantage the particularity of having been put together by original member Neil Innes. But in his desire to balance the track list to represent equally each album of the group, Innes left out important classics to include much weaker material. It is no secret that the best moments of the Bonzo Dog Band are found in their three first LPs (Gorilla, The Doughnut in ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Fran├žois Couture
Despite this CD's title, the Bonzo Dog Band did not learn any new tricks. This is a compilation album -- another compilation, one might add. Repackagings of the Bonzos' songs surfaced regularly throughout the 1990s, the best remaining on the Rhino CD The Best of the Bonzo Dog Band. New Tricks has to its advantage the particularity of having been put together by original member Neil Innes. But in his desire to balance the track list to represent equally each album of the group, Innes left out important classics to include much weaker material. It is no secret that the best moments of the Bonzo Dog Band are found in their three first LPs (Gorilla, The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse, and Tadpoles). Later efforts were halfhearted at best, and putting in four tracks from the group's last album, Let's Make up and Be Friendly, is simply impossible to defend. As a result, the CD begins very strongly with titles like "I'm the Urban Spaceman," "Canyons of Your Mind," "Hunting Tigers," and the proto-Monthy Python-esque "Shirt," only to lose momentum with the much more superficial "We Were Wrong" and "Rusty (Champion Thrust)." Closing against the logic of chronology with "Rhinocratic Oaths" from The Doughnut in Granny's Greenhouse could almost be interpreted as a gesture of abdication to the early material's superiority. These 21 tracks leave behind such classics as "Ali Baba's Camel," "Kama Sutra" (and there was room for one more minute), and "Trouser Press." New Tricks was released in 2001 on both Castle/Windsong and Right Recordings with different artwork.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 7/10/2001
  • Label: CASTLE MUSIC/WNDSONG
  • EAN: 5050159119929
  • Catalog Number: 199

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Bonzo Dog Doo Dah Band Primary Artist, Indexed Contributor
Neil Innes Guitar, Piano, Vocals
Roger Ruskin Spear Saxophone
Vivian Stanshall Trumpet
Dennis Cowan Bass
Vernon Nowell Banjo
Rodney Slater Saxophone
Technical Credits
Neil Innes Composer
Vivian Stanshall Arranger, Composer
Hugh Gilmour Cover Art
Nigel Cross Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    how good is this band.

    dude these guys are good so good it defies decription you best buy this album and many more me and my dad have every album of the bonzo dog band

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